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Coding on Tuesday 1/22/19

Habib returns on Tuesday, January 22 at 5:30 p.m. for Coding.  Kids, preschool and older, join us to solve coding puzzles.   Everyone will work and progress at his/her own level and speed.  Challenge:  How many levels will you advance in this workshop?  We still have openings!  To register call 518-758-9321 or email valatiefreelibrary@gmail.com

Board of Trustees Meeting

The Valatie Free Library Board of Trustees will  meet on Monday, January 21, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Library, 1036 Kinderhook Street.  The Public is welcome to attend.

Henry Knox Trail in Valatie

                    A Dangerous Moment

We invite you to stop in to view the new look in the recently renovated section of the Valatie Free Library.   Jarvis Baillargeon’s paintings of the Revolutionary War Henry Knox Trail are now hanging there.  Not only are they a beautiful addition to the Library and an enhancement to the room; they also recapture a historical event, transport of canons  from Ticonderoga to Boston.  One of the stops on that journey was a building behind the present VMA and very close to the present Valatie Free Library.  When you are here, take a booklet which describes the history depicted in each painting.  Relive our local heritage!  Thank you to the Baillargeon family for donating these paintings to the Valatie Free Library.  We are very grateful to be able to share them with Community.

Paint and Sip Is Back – 1/18/19

Paint and Sip with Amy DeWeerd is back.  Join us on Friday, January 18 at 6:30 p.m. for another great class with Amy.  Make a painting that you will be proud to display.  Enjoy a treat and coffee, tea or hot chocolate.  What a great way to spend a cold, windy  January night!  Please call 518-758-9321 to register so that we have enough supplies.

Lego Challenge Change

Now you can build with Lego bricks every Tuesday of the month.  Visit the Library on any Tuesday between 12 and 5 p.m. to construct your very own architectural masterpiece!  Choose from a variety of different Lego pieces and Duplos.  All ages are welcome.  No registration is necessary.

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

Our deepest appreciation goes to all who helped us provide a happy Christmas to an Ichabod Crane family.  Thank you for the gifts, the food and the money to buy clothes and toys.

Our appreciation also goes to the many people who made our Christmas cookie decorating party on Saturday such a fun and successful occasion.   Thank you to the kids and parents who attended, to Santa Claus who listened to all the Christmas requests, to Amy who made 125 delicious sugar cookies in at least 5 different seasonal shapes and to Tots the Clown who provided the wonderful balloons.  Thank you to library staff:  Lauren, who organized both events and Lucille, who was always there when a task needed to be completed.

A very special shout-out goes to Ichabod Crane senior Nicole, who wrapped all the presents, helped prepare the frosting bags, handed out cookies, helped kids with decorating and worked on cleanup.

Cookie Decorating, Tots the Clown and Santa Claus

Join us for our annual Christmas Party on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 1 – 3 p.m.  Decorate cookies, meet Santa Claus, take home a balloon made by Tots the Clown.  It’s delicious and fun and open to all ages!!

A Christmas Project

The Valatie Free Library has joined the Ichabod Crane Primary School and the Northern Lions Club and other organizations in helping  needy families have a happy Christmas.  Our responsibility will be to provide books, articles of clothing and toys to two children and food for their family.  If you would like to help us, you could bring in a nonperishable food item, a gift for one of the children or donate to the cost of the gifts / food.  Please stop in the Library to see the list of the items that the children would like or need.

We will be collecting food for the family, gifts for the children and monetary donations until December 10th.  All gifts and donations received will be given to the Ichabod Crane Primary School for  distribution to the family.

Knitting / Crochet Postponed

Knitting / Crochet scheduled for Monday, November 26th has been postponed.  The new date will be posted in December.

S.T.E.A.M for Kids – 11/19 at 5:30 P.M.

Children, preschool through sixth grade, join us at the Valatie Free Library from 5:30 – 6: 30 p.m. on Monday, November 19th as we read Rosie Revere Engineer, and put our design skills to the test.  Choose from an array of materials to make your engineering ideas come to life!  Registration is appreciated, but if you decide that you can make it at the last minute, feel free to join us in this maker-space program.

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